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Old 15th March 2010, 21:03   #1
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Smile Servicing and Greasing My Premier Padmini!

On the occasion of 20th Birthday of My newly acquired Padmini - 331, I wanted to give her a complete service. I decided to give at a HP petrol bunk where I generally give my other Padmini.

I went through the Premier Padmini Owners manual just to have an idea of what all needs to be done in a service station.

This is what I found about greasing.
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Then I drove my car to the HP Service station.



Step 1: Drove the car on the ramp and lift the car.

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Step 2: Throughly washed the underbody.


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Step 3: The process of greasing.


New HP Chassis Grease buckets of 18kgs was brought from the store room to fill the greasing drum.

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Old 15th March 2010, 21:08   #2
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You had a smoother ride back home? And how much did they charge for the greasing?
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Continuing....

Step 5: Interior of the car was cleaned.
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Step 6: Body wash.

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Step 7: My Padmini is ready for the B'day party!

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Great work there Arun bhai. How much was the total cost of work. Did you got the car polished after servicing ?
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Great work there Arun bhai. How much was the total cost of work. Did you got the car polished after servicing ?
I spent 500 bucks on servicing! Rs. 250 for service, Rs. 150 for greasing and Rs. 100 tips for the service guy! This guy has been servicing my Dad's car for more than a decade. He spent 4 hours servicing my car today!

No polish Sagar..
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I spent 500 bucks on servicing! Rs. 250 for service, Rs. 150 for greasing and Rs. 100 tips for the service guy! This guy has been servicing my Dad's car for more than a decade. He spent 4 hours servicing my car today!

No polish Sagar..
This is one aspect many of us give very low priority. Generally, one feels water service means just a wash up. The important part is the greasing bit which keeps the car hale and healthy.

I had casually called Arun while he was at the service station. He sounded so excited with joy. His words could describe how neatly the service was done. My S1 is due tomorrow morning for a full service. Arun has promised me to get the exact similar kind of workmanship. What better a gift for your car!


Appreciate your effort in making a thread out of this mate!
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Why not.Get the car waxpol ed it will gleam like new.
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Why not.Get the car waxpol ed it will gleam like new.
I had already spent five hours in the service station today.. Polishing would take an hour more..!
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But it will be worth the effort. Polishing the car yourself is great fun. But if you don't have polish buffing machine then its a tedious task. For the past few days i am in the process of polishing the Alto but its so tiring that even today it is incomplete.Damn. I think it will take a day more to finish. The polish is very hard to remove. BTW i am using Waxpol.
Will be taking my car for servicing on Thursday and will follow the procedure you stated in this thread.

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I had already spent five hours in the service station today.. Polishing would take an hour more..!
May be some one should detail on how to use the rubbing agent and the polish. Post the do's and donts and exact procedures. I have heard excess usage of these takes of layers and layers of paint
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But it will be worth the effort. Polishing the car yourself is great fun. But if you don't have polish buffing machine then its a tedious task.

Can you detail on what a polish buffing machine is. If possible, post some pictures
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Aha Arun you had full "Maska marofiy session" (Grease here for the automotives) to your beauty on her birthday, she must be happy with you and even I am extremely happy to see her having a great caretaker. I wish we had hundreds of people like you no Fiat/Padminis' would had a gruesome climax.

BTW I heard there are service station which not just wash the car with water the stations are equiped with water mixed with high jet pressure of air is that true. If so water is saved and at the same time the dirt/mud/stains are removed effeciently is that the same with HP service stations.

I see you have got a company for your car for her birthday (the other padmini) Wishing her MANY MORE BIRTHDAYS TO COME. Cheers!
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A polish buffing machine is exactly a 3in 1 machine which polishes, buffers and waxes the surface of any car. Its basically a machine which substitutes the manual work of applying, spreading and removing the wax or any other polish. The machine can run either on batteries or mostly drawing power from a cigarette lighter socket. Here is the link to the pic of how it looks.
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Its available in the market ranging from 800-4000 Rs. Its a breeze to apply waxpol to a car if this buffer is used.

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